To put it in simple terms, the line-up of beers you’ll be able to sample on Saturday at the COOP Ale Works fourth anniversary party/charity fundraiser will just about blow your socks off. I repeat. Blow your socks off. Seriously.
The party is split into three sessions: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.; and will be split into five stations with a variety of offerings.
I’ve secured a complete list from COOP brewmaster Blake Jarolim. Behold:
- Hoboken Coffee Infused Gran Sport Porter
- 2012 Sanchez Pro-Am (Belgian pale)
-Gran Sport Porter
Anniversary Pale Ale
Station 4 (1 oz. samples, selection changes every half-hour)
-Wild Wheat Wine
-2011 COOP Farmhouse
Station 5 (1 oz. samples)
First half of session:
-A dry-hopped tasting of Amarillo, Columbus, Falconers Flight, and Golding (same base beer w/a single hop variety added to each 5 gal. batch)
Second half of session:
-Very Merry Brett-mas (Sour winter warmer)
-Hoppy New Year (Imperial IPA)
-Keenly Peach (Peach sour beer)
I think the correct word is “wow.”
-OSU basketball kicks off its home non-conference slate Wednesday night with a match-up against a TCU squad that will not enjoy the same level of success as its football counterparts. That’s good, because OSU could use a win after two close losses against Gonzaga and Kansas State. As far as OSU goes, I’m loving the play of Marcus Smart and Markel Brown, but like others, I’m starting to wonder about Le’Bryan Nash. It just doesn’t look like he’s trying to make plays. In fact, it looks like he’s just out there on the court. Just kinda going up and down the court and running around a little. Just a passenger in the caboose of the Marcus Smart locomotive. Everyone says Nash is an NBA lottery pick, but I just don’t see it. I think Smart and Brown (plus Phil Forte) can get OSU into the NCAA tourney, but without a boost from Nash, I don’t think they can really make it that far once they get there.
-I’m taking ideas on what my next homebrew should be. I’m leaning toward a dry-hopped American brown ale. But I can be swayed. Throw me a suggestion in the comments.
-This week’s Thursday pint night at TapWerks will feature Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Hop to it!